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Sep 19, 2012 6:30am PDT
. thank you, mr. harrington. >> supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: mr. harrington, i must applaud you. with all your years in the city i don't think you've kicked up this much dust. no pun intended. >> are we on the 3:30 item or not? >> supervisor cohen: not yet. you have certainly found a way to exit your public service. and on what i think is a high note. and i want to encourage you, since you are going to be looking at your retirement, you will have some downtime, maybe you will run for office, and maybe you can work out this opt-out issue that we're all in agreement of. you certainly know a lot about it. this particular -- not situation, but this matter, i spent a significant amount of time listening to all sides of perspectives on this issue. i want to thank again all those involved in this process, even those members that have been blogging and writing about it, keeping our public informed. i believe that -- we have a unique conundrum here and the challenges as we address community choice aggregation. and just to put a little historical context on this conversation, historically
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
want to associate myself with the comment that supervisor cohen, who i think put it extremely well. i appreciate the intent of the first two of the amendments that were presented by supervisor chu and farrell with respect to pages 5 and 16, but i will be voting against those two amendments for the reasons that mr. harrington outlined, out of deference to him, and in their estimation their ability to make sure that this program is successful, i will respectfully oppose the first two of the amendments introduced by my colleagues. and with respect to the third amendment, which deals with the reserve for the reasons that mr. harrington indicated, i will be supporting that amendment. and so i will be urging my colleagues to vote no on the first two amendments by supervisors farrell and chu, but yes on the third. and with respect to the amendments that were introduced by supervisor kim, president david chiu, supervisor cohen, supervisor mar, i will be strongly supporting those amendments. i think that the add to the program and address some of the concerns that have been outlined. and, you
Sep 29, 2012 9:00pm PDT
>> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> aye. >> als burn. >> aye. >> fer ill. >> aye. >> kim. >> no. >> mar. >> aye. >> olague. >> no >> weiner. >> aye. >> avalos. >> no. >> camp os no. >> chu. >> aye. >> the ordinance is passed in the first reading as amended. >> colleagues, if we could take a couple of items out of order, related to the reappointments to the public utilities commission, i understand that there is a 4:00 issue if we do not resolve this matter. >> item 26 to 28 were considered by a rules committee on a regular meeting on september 20th, and were recommended as amended with new titles. 26 is a motion approving the reappointment of ann mollec caen to the public utilities commission to a term ending august 1, 2016. 27, approving reappointment of francesca vieto to the public utilities commission ending august 1, 2016. and 28, vince courtney to the public utilities commission seat number five to the position of the four-year term ending august 1, 2016. >> any discussion. roll call vote on these three appointments? >> chu. >> aye. >> cohen >> aye. >> als burn. >> aye. >> ferrill
Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
something right now, to answer the questions you're asking. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. the reason i asked the city attorney's office because i'm sure those who have questions would be going to the city attorney's office. so just curious. i don't know what question hasn't been asked already. although i do understand the need to clean up legislation. is there another way -- or to clean up the language, excuse me, to the legislation. if we vote on this today, and would there be opportunity to clean up legislation -- clean up the language to the legislation or we have to vote on it as is? madam clerk, i'm asking you. >> >> president chiu: is that a question for our clerk? >> supervisor cohen: yes. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor cohen you could vote on this idea today. you could always bring another ordinance in its place to correct the language. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. that answers my question. >> president chiu: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: colleagues, having thought about it and thought about the issue of potential continuance over the last few days, i am not p
Sep 22, 2012 9:30am PDT
forward with this today. >> president chiu: supervisor cohen 106r7b8g9s thank you very much. to supervisor chu and maybe possibly other supervisors that are thinking about supporting the continuance, could you share with me what tangible goals, one week is not very much time, what tangible goals will you want to solve, what questions are you looking to get answers to? >> i can speak to it. i am not suggesting that in a week's time we're going to come to a comprise that we will all agree with but i think we can benefit from a conversation more in detail and in depth with the city attorney to really understand given that we have an opt-out requirement by the state, what is the limitation that we can push to make sure that we have something that markets aggressively, make sure that we don't have people who are registered for the program. that is something that would be had in terms of a conversation over the next week. i think it also provides opportunity to clean up some of the language. i absolutely accept responsibility that a lot of the amendments were on the sly, so i think it provides u
Sep 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
discussion. roll call vote on these three appointments? >> chu. >> aye. >> cohen >> aye. >> als burn. >> aye. >> ferrill. >> aye. >> kim. aye. >> mar. >> aye. >> olague. >> aye. >> weiner. >> aye. >> avalos. >> aye. >> camp os aye. >> chu aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> those motions are approved. and if you could go back to item 12, i understand that we have continued that item to a veteran holiday. >> item 12. >> which i think it has been called. >> it has been called. the issue was supervisor weiner requested to be continued to november 13th, which is veteran's day, my apologize. >> i move to resend the continuance and move to continue to november 20th. my apologize. >> supervisor weiner has made a motion to resend and continue to the 20th. without objection, that should be the case. and now if we could continue with the balance of our agenda, colleagues, why don't we go to item 21. >> ordinance for amending the police code for foreclosed properties. >> thank you. >> mr. president. >> so item 21, this legislation is a result of more than a year's worth of work that i put in with a number of
Sep 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> clerk calvillo: president chiu, no. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, no. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, no. supervisor mar, no. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, no. >> clerk calvillo: there are four ayes and seven nos. >> president chiu: motion to continue fails. and unless there's any discussion, why don't we -- supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i just wanted to state that in terms of what appears to be just the only dispute is in the first two, the third amendment, plus supervisor kim's amendment appear to be uncontroversial, in terms of the disputed amendments, i will not be supporting them because i do not believe that i have enough information to -- given how quickly this has all unfolded to know whether this is something that is possible to implement. it might be but i just don't know and i don't feel comfortable voting for an amendment where i don't know if it's feasible or if it's a poison pill. >> president chiu: any further discussion, colleagues? so why don't we take the a
Sep 29, 2012 10:30pm PDT
, roll call vote. >> supervised sore chu. >> no. supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> no. >> supervisor farrell? >> no. >> mar, no. supervisor a lag gi, aye, supervisor wiener? >> wiener, no. supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor campos, aye, president chiu, aye. >> i think supervisor kim, you have another amendment. >> city attorney. >> to the -- i'm sorry. >> john, deputy still attorney, i want to confirm what that amendment would say, so it's c-1 shall be a resident of district 6, c-2 shall be a resident of district 10, they should be of a city of no specific district, was that your intent? >> i'm okay with that but it was specific that i would like them to represent the area plan. it wasn't specific that they had to live in the area plan but they represent the two out of the three area plans. >> not necessarily. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> how will it work, if they own property is there not a financial conflict of interest on voting on any of those issues? >> mr. gib ner? >> that depends, there could be conflicts. >> to the maker on the motion, your thoughts on that? >> i
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
, aye. >> coen? >> aye. >> cohen, aye. alsbernd. aye. nfarrell aye. >> come pose, aye, president chu. >> aye >> there are seven ayes. those are passed, item eight. >> an ordinance amending the code >> vote on item eight? >> supervisor chu. >> no. >> cohen? >> aye. >> als burned? >> no. >> far el. >> no. >> kim. >> aye. >> marr? >> aye,. >> olague. aye >> weiner? >> aye. >> come pose aye. >> there are eight ayes and three nos. >> the ordinance is passed. >> 9 is amending the business and tax regulations police and planning codes, for local properties. >> >> item nine. chu. aye. >> cohen? >> aye. >> elsrend. aye. >> mar, aye. >> olague aye. >> winer aye. >> >> aye. come pose, aye. >> president chu. aye. >> there are eleven eyes. >> the ordinance is finally passed. >> next item. >> item ten, ordinance amending the planning code to permit existing gasoline and service stations located on 19th avenue to provide a mechanical car wash on the same site. >> colleagues, call. this ordinance is finally passed. >> item eleven is amending the park code to appeal the prohibition of peoples from so
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
was the unintended consequences of what we are going. i agree with supervisor cohen that this is an issue of fairness. but i think that issue can cut in different ways. one of the regions that i supported and seconded, the amendment by supervise are olague, is the fact that the amendment recognizes the need for us to really assess the situation and understand, and have a better understanding of what the unintended consequences might be and to have a little bit more analysis. the amendment actually makes the implementation of the ordinance contingent on that analysis and that makes sense to wait until that is completed before we actually move forward before implementing something like this. so i will be supportive of the amendment that supervisor olague introduced. and i think that it makes sense to do something. but i do fear that going forward we might have some unintended consequences that we were not expecting to have. >> so, thank you. >> supervisor. avalos. >> thank you. >> one thing that i forgot to mention were places like my district where there are major str
Sep 11, 2012 3:30pm PDT
cohen had a motion to rescind. supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: i'd like to make a motion to rescind items 13 through 18. >> president chiu: i think it's 13 through 19. >> supervisor cohen: 13 through 19. >> president chiu: yes, 13 through 19. supervisor cohen's made a motion to rescind those items. there is a second? seconded by supervisor chu. any objection? without objection those items are rescinded. if we can take a roll call vote on items 13 through 19. >> angela calvillo: supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those items are passed. and why don't we go to our 3:30 special commendations. i know our first commendation will be offered by supervisor avalos. supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you, president chiu. colleagues, i would like to call up ameal deguzman, a resident in my district, and has been a grea
Sep 25, 2012 7:30am PDT
on this whole issue. >> thank you, mr. wu. mr. cohen and if there is anyone else who would like to speak, i don't have any other speaker cards, but please come forward. >> good afternoon, supervisors, peter cohen and i'm here today just as and a citizen and activist in my neighborhood work. for the last ten or more years i have been very involved in the upper valley area on retail issues. so i guess i approved a little bit of history. i worked on the initial legislation and i'm really happy to see this level of really deep, analytical work being done in a phase 2. because at the time, we didn't have a really good data or studies and there was actually a reticence to do that. and i think i testified here, supervisor mar, several months ago, that i think the next step in terms of really understanding formula retail as the an economic level, we have to get down further into this kind of analysis. and the tools, i think that we need to review projects are just what is coming out here. you know, eventually we have a set of criteria now that we established for the planning commission and the board,
Sep 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
with the positive recommendation, supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> wiener aye supervisor cohen. >> cohen aye. >> supervisor mar? >> mar aye. mr. chair we have three ayes. thank you supervisor chu and thank you everyone for speaking today as well. miss miller please call the next item. >> item no. 3, ordinance amending the police code. >> supervisor cohen. >> don't leave everyone, we're talking about foreclosures and it's interesting to take it up on the one-year anniversary of the occupy movement. this is the legislation of more than a year of work that my offices and many of my colleagues and community members have spent addressing the impacts of foreclosure crisis on your communities in 2011 there were more than 900 foreclosures in san francisco. when we speak about the impacts of foreclosure in our neighborhoods we speak of assisting homeowners of modifying loans or postponing evictions. we're not only contending with the impact of the crisis on homeowners, but the physical blight that left is behind after the foreclosure process. after the foreclosure process has been completed we
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
's item 120 3 93, hearing on the student drop out rates as introduced by supervisor cohen. >> this is an item that has been introduced by supervisor cohen. before i turn it over to supervisor cohen, i want to thank her for being here. i just wanted to sort of just make a quick note about these items, number of issues that we'll be discussing. you know, my experience having been on the other end at some point having been an employee of the san francisco unified school district, my hope and my intent as we tackle some very difficult issues which impact all of us is that we do so in the spirit of how do we work together as a city and as a school district to address these issues. i know that in the past some folks on the school district end had felt the prior discussion that has taken place in this committee has been about pointing fingers, and i really think that while it's important for all of us to be accountable, that the goal here is to figure out solutions for these very complicated issues. so, it is in that spirit that i hope we have this discussion. so, with that, i tu
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am PDT
cetera, roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, no. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are eight ayes and three nos. >> president chiu: the motion to amend passes. now discussion on the vote on the underlying items as amended. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. colleagues, i respect everyone's decisions. with that however i'm not going to be supporting the underlying items, but what i would like to do, the one thing i want to make clear is again, as mentioned before, everyone supports our green economy in san francisco and any job creating measures to that effect are something i want to support so i'd like to divide the file for item 16, the $6 million going to fund go solar sf to energy efficiency initiates as well as the study of the local build-out i would like to separate those items out and have a roll call on those i
Sep 25, 2012 7:30pm PDT
questions? >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. colleagues, thanks, again for hearing this item today as a committee as a whole. and i would like to thank the staff for their presentation. thank you so much. and i just wanted to reiterate a couple of things, i am a co-sponsor and will be supporting this as it is drafted with the amendments that will be discussed by supervisor olague. >> not yet. i am just warming it up for you. okay. >> just warming it up for supervisor olague. which clarify that any material changes to redevelopment plans or community benefits will come back to the board of supervisors for reconsideration and so this is an important mess sure that they want that they would like to see. so we are reiterating it. additionally it makes it clear that the board of supervisors will still review and approve the successor agencies and your budget. the scope of this new commission is significantly narrow. its role will be to carry out the implementation of the project of the board of supervisors has already approved. i know that there are conversations about the structu
Sep 2, 2012 5:07pm PDT
. supervisor chu: this item is brought to is jointly by the mayor but also by supervisor cohen and the supervisor will join us shortly to say some words on behalf of this. until she comes, would you like to have any opening comments? >> good morning. and the acting director of real estate. when i began my position here in san francisco, the first project i was handed by my director was to move forward with the san francisco wholesale produce market least, knowing that in six short years, the 50- year lease was coming to an end. unfortunately, we started this six or seven years ago. there have been many interested parties working on this and balancing a number of interests. those interests or the economic development desires of the city, the ability of wholesalers to afford the rents that have revitalized market, concerns of institutional financing sources in a very tight credit environment, providing sufficient term of least to give all of the comfort that the city is serious about making this investment work, and institution -- instituting sufficient checks and balances to mak
Sep 2, 2012 5:37pm PDT
for the city. i would like to think supervisors cohen and maxwell. they have come down in the middle of the night to see what goes on there and it is great that we have district supervisors to understand what is going on and are trying to help us move along. thank you very much. supervisor chu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> i am a small family farmer with my wife in half moon bay. it is a privilege for me to be here today. i'm a potential member of the new board of the san francisco wholesale produce market and also, i city councilman at the city of half moon bay and i have been chair of the san francisco regional water quality control board. i guess we you need is another board to serve on but this is a special board and it is so valuable for us as small farmers to be able to bring our produce every day, fresh and healthy produce to this market. it's a very unique situation. my wife is home talking in this high-tech age to the owners and buyers of our produce and it's very special. i'm not bringing in tractor- trailer loads, bringing small amounts that keep the small farmer
Sep 30, 2012 1:30pm PDT
. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> okay. i'm sorry, i didn't catch your name again. >> niva walker. >> niva, that's right. you talked about credit recovery. i'm under the impression that we had a summer program, certainly last summer on credit recovery. do we have one this summer as well? >> yes, we did. >> we did. how would you evaluate that program? >> we are waiting for the district to release the data on the completion of rate for the students. we have not been able to get that yet. so, that's something we have to follow-up on. >> have you had a chance [speaker not understood] also new to the committee, have you had a chance to look at the data from last summer? >> yes and yes. and i can't tell you that. right now i have to -- what is your specific question? >> it's not necessarily a question. gist it's more of a stamp. to the best of my knowledge, i see [speaker not understood] in the chamber. he might be able to speak to it a little bit because i think he helped run some of the program, the credit recovery. but it was a successful summer program. this year, this exact body heard the r
Sep 18, 2012 8:30pm PDT
, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: resolution is adopted. item 19. >> clerk calvillo: item 19, resolution authorizing the public utilities commission to accept and expend the department of water resources administered grant in the amount of approximately $863,000 for a high efficient toilet installation program. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. >> the clerk: item 20, resolution establishing rent and term for a second extension and confirming a sublease extension with the unified school district for real property on mission street for general assistant services from the human services agency. >> president chiu: same house, same call this resolution is adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 21, resolution to consider the issuance of perform adges to the rocksie theater located at 2117, 16th street will serve the public
Sep 23, 2012 8:30pm PDT
and 17. >> clerk calvillo: as amended, president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, no. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, no. supervisor farrell, no. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> the clerk: there are eight ayes and three nos. >> supervisor chiu: this ordinance passed on the first reading and resolution adopted. -6r7b8g9sdz i have a 3:30 -- related to the last item. mr. harrington, i don't know if you know what is coming down but i have a resolutio that is spony all members of the board to thank you in your final week before you leave city government. it is a resolution that commends you as our puc general manager and form he city controller for 28 years distinguished service to the city. ed, i know a lot of our colleagues will say these comments to you privately and publicly, but we have a lot of city employees who are extremely hard working, we have a lot of city employees who are incredibly smart and innovative and support the very best of integrity and doing what is in
Sep 27, 2012 12:30am PDT
with that and possibly expand it in the future if it is successful. >> supervisor cohen? >> gentleman, thank you very much. thank you for adding some content and some color to the ordinance that we are dealing with today. >> thank you, doctor. >> okay. push >> it is all yours. >> supervisor chu. >> thank you, president chu. i did want to say a few things. there is a question about whether or not we can bifercate out rvs i think that that will not work. some vehicles are oversize and large at the moment and do not have commercial plates and so this has been a problem that we have had in the past. while there is the ability for the mta to add restrictions for commercial vehicles, not all over-sized vehicles have commercial plates and that is what it is used to enforce. >> there are also a number of residential vehicles that are being stored without inhabitants. so it is not always been the people that are living in the rvs, there are people that have a address and they are parked elsewhere. and so i wanted to participate that. i think that olague brought up the point of does it create movement from pla
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
be at the labor reer level. -- laborer level. so, i'm happy, supervisor cohen, and president chiu, you understand where we are at and we are not turning a blind aye to this issue -- [multiple voices] >> thank you, commissioner. commissioner fewer. >> yes, i'd like to comment a little bit about looking at the state. quite frankly, when i saw this data, i myself was very, very shocked particularly about the students not on track for graduation. supervisor, i share your concern. i think as far as the pathway, this is a pathway to nowhere. so, i just want to emphasize about the difference between feel better and do better. i know if you're not really in this conversation all the time, what does it really mean when we give two sets of data that say, on track c or better and on track d or better. on that track d or better is a lie, it is a lie to all our students because we instituted an a through g graduation requirement to do two things, one is to give access so that those students that never had access to the a through g courses that were missing eligible for college or university, would be given ac
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